Preservation Resource Center

Kelley Crawford

The holidays are here, and for the Preservation Resource Center, that means the annual Holiday Home Tour is just around the corner. Each year in December, the PRC welcomes locals and visitors through the doors of some of the oldest and most well-preserved homes in and around the Garden District. Executive Director Danielle Del Sol joined NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford at WWNO for a preview.

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Danielle Del Sol and Susan Langenhennig of the Preservation Resource Center about their gorgeous new book, “Building on the Past: Saving Historic New Orleans.” We’ll also hear from Miki Pfeffer, editor of “A New Orleans Author in Mark Twain’s Court: Letters from Grace King’s New England Sojourns.” Megan Holt joins us to preview Words and Music: A Literary Feast in New Orleans, coming up November 21-24.

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When the Leidenheimer Baking Company decided to expand operations, they faced an obstacle in the form of an 1895 single shotgun house on their property. Rather than have it demolished, they approached The Preservation Resource Center for an alternative. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman invites Danielle Del Sol, Executive Director of the PRC, to pick up the story.

Meg Turner

This week on Inside the Arts, the New Orleans Photo Alliance kicks off four days of citywide activities with the eighth annual PhotoNOLA Photography Festival. We travel Uptown as private homes in the Garden District spruce up for the Preservation Resource Center's Holiday Home Tour.

And finally, the New Orleans Ballet Association brings together a unique group of dancers in its annual production of The Nutcracker Suite.

Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.

This week on Inside the Arts, a tribe of long haired politically active hippies return to the stage as the rock musical HAIR opens this week at Le Petit Theatre, and a unique tour presented by the Preservation Resource Center highlights stained glass art in sacred places.

 We round out with conversation with Neil Barclay, the new executive director of the Contemporary Arts Center. 

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.

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Many people and many organizations, public and private, wanted to see Dooky Chase's Restaurant come back after Hurricane Katrina. Fortunately, the tradition has been revived, and a special celebration of food, music and local history is planned for this Saturday.

This week on Inside the Arts, we'll visit the Garden District, where several homes are being dressed for Holiday Tours. Also, we'll journey to Central City, where the Ashé Cultural Arts Center kicks off Holiday on the Boulevard festivities.

For classical music lovers, Maestro Philippe Entremont performs Beethoven's Triple Concerto, and Ballet Hispanico returns to New Orleans for an energetic evening of dance with the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra.

Six historic Garden District homes are getting gussied up for the 37th annual Holiday Home Tour, to benefit the Preservation Resource Center.

Michael Murphy has lived at his Prytania Street house for 11 years, and is preparing to open it to an admiring public.

Gumbo pots are being stirred in Tremé and they're decking the halls in the Garden District this weekend. We go Inside the Arts for a look at the 4th Annual Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival and the Preservation Resource Center's 36th Holiday Home Tour.